[Heritage] Oregon Heritage News 2019-05-17

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Oregon Heritage News 2019-05-17

In this issue:

- Looking for heritage preservation trainings and need someone to pay for it?
- Free Oregon Heritage Tourism Workshops featuring how to gather and use visitation data
- 2020 Centennial Vote initiative
- Upcoming grant opportunities
- Great article on a local impact of the second annual statewide Historic Cemeteries Cleanup Day!
- National Heritage Preservation Month events happening throughout Oregon in May

Looking for heritage preservation trainings and need someone to pay for it?

The Elizabeth Walton Potter Heritage Preservation Training Scholarship is open for applications until June 7. This scholarship provides financial assistance to help with registration, travel, lodging, and/or meals to attend a conference, workshop, or training. We thought we would give you a few ideas of what you could use it for!

  *   Heritage nonprofit organization are always needing to learn about fundraising so check out some fundraising courses such as this one<https://nonprofitoregon.org/Lilly-Family-School-of-Philanthropy-Oregon> or this one<https://nonprofitoregon.org/sites/default/files/uploads/file/FinancialSuccessNonprofits_NAO.pdf> to see if they might work for you.
  *   The Northern Conservation Center offers online museum collection care courses<https://www.collectioncare.org/course-list>
  *   If you want to get a survey of ideas to help your heritage organization, try a conference. The American Association of State and Local History<https://aaslh.org/2019annualmeeting/>, Western Museums Association<https://westmuse.org/>, and Oregon Museums Association<https://www.oregonmuseums.org/Annual-Conference/> will be having it's annual meeting during the period of this scholarship.

For more information or to apply visit https://www.oregon.gov/oprd/HCD/FINASST/Pages/Scholarships.aspx. If you have questions contact Katie.Henry at oregon.gov<mailto:Katie.Henry at oregon.gov> or 503-986-0671.

Free Oregon Heritage Tourism Workshops featuring how to gather and use visitation data

Collecting visitation information is a good practice for heritage organizations. It's useful for grants, budgeting, and annual reports. But is your organization using data like visitor numbers, zip codes, and time of day to connect with your local tourism infrastructure?

This workshop will help heritage organizations consider what visitation data to track, why, and how to leverage that data to show economic impact in the community.  The presenter will provide examples of how to interpret data in a way that gets tourism groups interested. The workshop will also cover ideas of how visitation data can be used for general advocacy.

Three opportunities to participate in this workshop in June:

June 4, 8:30am-12:30pm, Cook Memorial Library, 2006 Fourth Street, La Grande
June 19, 8:30am-12pm, Willamette Heritage Center, 1313 Mill St. SE, Salem
June 26, 10am-10:45, online webinar, connection information sent to registrants

To register visit www.oregonheritage.org<http://www.oregonheritage.org> (look in the right hand column for the workshop information). If you have questions, contact Beth.Dehn at oregon.gov<mailto:Beth.Dehn at oregon.gov> or call 503-986-0696.

2020 Centennial Vote initiative

The year 2020 marks the 100th anniversary of the passage of the 19th Amendment to the US Constitution, which gave women the right to vote in the United States. Oregon Heritage, in partnership with Oregon Women's History Consortium, encourages organizations across Oregon to begin planning now to engage the public in the 2020 Centennial.

Key opportunities include:

1) Contributing sites to the National Votes for Women Trail<http://ncwhs.org/votes-for-women-trail/>.

The National Votes for Women Trail is a project of the National Collaborative for Women's History Sites that collects sites from all over the country to tell the untold story of suffrage for all women, of all ethnicities that extends well past the passage of the 19th Amendment. All are welcome to research and contribute new sites. More information can be found here: https://ncwhs.org/votes-for-women-trail/get-involved/

2) Documenting historic sites in Oregon connected to women.

Oregon Heritage is collecting information on places associated with women in Oregon history. These may be residences, business places, social gathering spaces, sites for suffrage and women's rights, burial sites, campuses, and others. The information will be added to the Oregon Historic Sites Database and may be used to designate properties to the National Register of Historic Places in the future. More information can be found here: http://makeoregonhistory.org/.

3) Creating exhibits and events that share stories of local suffragettes and women's history.

Now is the time to start planning community activities for the 2020 Centennial. A guide for identifying women's history in your community, programming ideas to consider, and funding opportunities can be found at www.oregonheritage.org<http://www.oregonheritage.org>.

The goal for this program is to generate knowledge of women's history and historic sites in Oregon, share stories of women's suffrage and women's history, and commemorate women in Oregon through promotions and social media.

Oregon Heritage is a division of Oregon Parks and Recreation Department that supports preservation efforts of Oregon's history, culture, and heritage.  More information can be found at: www.oregonheritage.org<http://www.oregonheritage.org> or by contacting Beth Dehn at beth.dehn at oregon.gov<mailto:beth.dehn at oregon.gov>.

Upcoming grant opportunities

NEH Humanities Collections and Reference Resources Grants (HCRR)
DEADLINE: July 16, 2019
GRANT AMOUNTS: Up to $350,000 for Implementation Grants; $50,000 for Foundation Grants ELIGIBLE GRANT ACTIVITIES: Planning, Assessments, Digitization, Rehousing, Conservation treatment leading to enhanced access
LEARN MORE: https://www.neh.gov/grants/preservation/humanities-collections-and-reference-resources

The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation - Community-based Archives Grants
DEADLINE: July 1, 2019
GRANT AMOUNTS: From $25,000 to $100,000 for up to two year projects ELIGIBLE GRANT ACTIVITIES: Operational support for the organization, including general support for staff, space, and utilities;  Collections care, including storage, cataloging, description, and preservation;  Programming and outreach activities, including collecting new materials, and exhibitions, publications, or other uses of the collections.  NOTE:  The following activities are eligible in the preservation category: Preservation Training; Assessments, Conservation Treatment; Digitization.
LEARN MORE: https://mellon.org/programs/scholarly-communications/call-for-proposals-community-based-archives/

Great article on a local impact of the second annual statewide Historic Cemeteries Cleanup Day!

Many historic cemeteries across the state of Oregon participated in the Second Annual Statewide Historic Cemetery Clean-up Day on May 11, a partnership between SOLVE and the Oregon Commission on Historic Cemeteries.

Check out this article on the impact it had on some of our local historic cemeteries. https://pamplinmedia.com/go/42-news/428233-335193-a-fresh-look-at-the-past#disqus_thread.

National Heritage Preservation Month events happening throughout Oregon in May

Benton County

  *   There are over 25 events happening throughout Benton County in honor of National Historic Preservation Month. Events include tours, lectures, cemetery clean-ups, open houses and an Historic Preservation Awards ceremony. New events this year include the KOAC Transmitter Building Walking Tour and the Black Pioneer History tour. For a complete listing of all events visit www.co.benton.or.us/hrc<http://www.co.benton.or.us/hrc>.

  *   On Monday, Memorial Day, 5/27/19, the Deadwood Pioneer Cemetery will host a history event at the cemetery.  Food will start at noon. Come to Deadwood and watch "Pioneer" actors give a living history presentation of local pioneer life. There will be plenty of food and historical displays. There will also be demonstrations performed by The John Quay Players of the Siuslaw Pioneer Museum. In addition, Eric Sprado and John Reidel will perform "old-time" music. We will have an open discussion about the progress of the cemetery. We will discuss plants, plans, and ideas for a gazebo. We will also learn the best ways to clean old headstones and what NOT to do. You can place flowers and flags on the gravesites of your ancestors.
Deschutes County & Crook County

  *   The Deschutes County Historical Society, Deschutes County Historic Landmarks Commission, City of Bend Landmarks Commission, City of Redmond Landmarks Commission, Deschutes Public Library, Bowman Museum, and the Deschutes Land Trust partner to demonstrate how historic preservation enhances our quality of life. They have over 30 events lined up and you can see all of the events here<https://www.deschuteshistory.org/about-us/historic-preservation-month/>. Two events are highlighted below:
  *   May 15, 5:30 - Don't Tear That Down! A Primer on Historic Preservation and Land Use. Communities often struggle when historic buildings are scheduled for demolition permits, resulting in online petitions and campaigns to save buildings only to see them ultimately torn down. How can historic buildings be listed as a historic resource? What do historic landmarks commissions do? Can historic buildings be protected? Join the Deschutes Historical Museum and the landmarks commissions for Deschutes County and the cities of Bend and Redmond to learn the basics of how land use laws work to save historic buildings and spaces. Barnes and Sawyer Room, Deschutes County Services Building, 1300 NW Wall Street, Bend
  *   May 23, 6 pm - New Vitality from Old Buildings: How Preservation and Building Reuse Can Support Healthy, Equitable, and Resilient Communities with Dr. Michael Powe, Research & Policy Lab Director of Research. For ten years, the National Trust for Historic Preservation's Research & Policy Lab has developed a portfolio of innovative research that demonstrates the value of older, smaller buildings and advocates for the inclusion of preservation and building reuse in cities' community and economic development practice and sustainability and resilience planning. In this talk, the Lab's Director of Research, Dr. Michael Powe, will give an overview of the Lab's work-to-date, noting the ways that preservation can support resilient local economies; distinctive, walkable neighborhoods; and inclusive communities. Mike will also offer a preview of the Lab's current work on the links between preservation, affordability, and displacement, and he will note the ways the Lab's research and data analysis on more than 50 U.S. cities offers important insights for Bend and Deschutes County. Deschutes Brewery Tap Room, 1044 NW Bond Street, Bend

  *   An afternoon at Edgewood Farm, open house. May 19, 1-4pm. Historic house tours, exhibits, horse carriages, banjo, Spencer Butte Middle School Jazz Band, ice cream social. Edgewood Farm was home to Wayne Morse - UO Law School Dean labor arbitrator, and United States Senator - and his family for over 40 years. It became a City of Eugene Park in 1979. Built in 1936, the family home and farm were added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1999. Location: 595 Crest Drive, Eugene.
Falls City

  *   Falls City, Oregon will be having a Preservation presentation hosted by Lloyd Collins of Polk County Cemetery Savers May 11th at the Community Center. A workshop is scheduled for May 18th in the Odd Fellow's Cemetery beginning at 8:00 am. Preservation work will begin May 21st and last 8-10 weeks. For more information call City Hall 503.787.3631.
Gold Hill

  *   Rock Point Pioneer Cemetery Cleanup, May 18, 8am. Location: 10 Rogue River Hwy, Gold Hill, OR 97525
Grants Pass

  *   The Granite Hill Cemetery, located at 2551 Upper River Road, Grants Pass, OR 97526, will be holding a volunteer clean up event on May 11th from 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM. Duties will include pathway cleaning, raking, headstone maintenance, and more. For more information visit: https://app.betterimpact.com/PublicOrganization/3b31886e-dd3f-40de-81b5-a2fdc7c1dfba/Activity/4c119519-8380-4196-b2aa-6fdd4521a0f8/1.

  *   Friday, May 3, and Saturday, May 4 at 6pm, 7pm & 8pm. "Secrets & Mysteries of the Beekman Bank": Explore the "Secrets & Mysteries of the Beekman Bank" when Historic Jacksonville, Inc. opens the oldest financial institution in the Pacific Northwest for evening candlelight tours.  Begun by C.C. Beekman as a gold dust office in 1856 and moved in 1863 to its current location at 110 W. California Street in Jacksonville, the Beekman Bank saw over $40 million in gold cross its counters during Jacksonville's heyday in the 1800s-equivalent to over $1 billion in today's currency!  Regional historian Ben Truwe pursues secrets lost with the last Beekman in 50-minute tours.  Bring a flashlight to make your own discoveries!  Admission is $5 per person with proceeds benefiting the preservation and maintenance of this regional landmark. Tours are limited to a maximum of 12 people and reservations are required!  Call Historic Jacksonville, Inc. at 541-245-3650 or e-mail info at historicjacksonville.org<mailto:info at historicjacksonville.org>.
  *   Saturday, May 25 at 10:30am, 11:30am, 1pm & 2pm. Beekman House Museum 1932 Living History: It's 1932!  Depression era miners are digging up the streets.  Hobos are hoping for handouts.  Groucho Marx is on the radio.  Franklin Roosevelt is running for President.  Step back in time and become part of the "play" when you call on Carrie and Ben Beekman as they close up their 1873 family home located at 470 E. California Street in Jacksonville.  Interact with the adult Beekman children, family members and friends as they seek your advice on what household items to keep or give away, comment on Depression Era Jacksonville, and reminisce about life in the late 1800s in Jacksonville's most prominent pioneer family.  55-minute tours are limited to 12 people and cost $8 for adults, $5 for seniors and students.  (Not recommended for children under 10.)  Reservations assure your preferred time:  541-245-3650 or info at historicjacksonville.org<mailto:info at historicjacksonville.org>.
  *   Beginning Friday, May 31. Beekman Bank Museum "Behind the Counter" Tours: "Behind the Counter" tours pick up where our "Secrets & Mysteries" left off!  Step behind the counter of the oldest bank in the Pacific Northwest, established in 1856.  The "current" 1863 structure, located at the corner of California and North 3rd streets, is the oldest wooden building still standing in downtown Jacksonville, and has been preserved intact as a museum since Cornelius Beekman closed the doors in 1915.  Costumed docents share bank history from 11 am to 4 pm, Fridays through Monday, from Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day.  We recommend you allow 30 minutes, but you can spend as little or as much time as you like.  Admission is free; donations are encouraged!  Private tours are available.  Information at 541-245-3650 or www.historicjacksonville.org<http://www.historicjacksonville.org>

  *   The Miller-Simison/Hale-Allphin Cemetery Association will be holding their semi-annual clean-up day on May 19th, 2019 at the Cemetery on the  corner of Woods Road and Millersburg Drive in Millersburg.

  *   Memorial Day at Lone Fir Cemetery: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.  Monday, May 27 Visit Lone Fir Cemetery to learn about and honor those who served in America's armed forces, Portland Fire and Rescue and Portland Police Bureau. Guided tours will be led by Friends of Lone Fir Cemetery.

  *   Check out the winning photos<https://www.cityofsalem.net/Pages/2019-historic-photo-contest-winners-announced.aspx> of the historic sites photo contest that the City of Salem puts on every year as part of their celebration of National Historic Preservation Month. The photos will be displayed in the Oregon State Capitol through June 3.
St. Paul

  *   Champoeg State Heritage area will have a lecture delivered by Willamette University Visiting Professor Cayla Hill, at 1pm on May 18 at the park's visitor center. Hill will expand on the history and current archeological evidence of the 1861 flood, which decimated the modest river town.

  *   23rd Annual Cemetery Tour: Saturday, May 18 Stan Clarke will guide us through the 1901 Wilhelm Portland Memorial and 1866 Lone Fir Cemetery. We will be traveling on a luxury tour bus with restroom on-board, comfy seats, and air conditioning. The tour begins at 9am and will end at 4pm. Fee: $25 member; $35 non-member. Seating is limited. Call to reserve your seat today 503-661-2164.  troutdalehistory.org<http://troutdalehistory.org>

If you have events that are happening in your community related to National Historic Preservation Month, please feel free to email them to heritage.info at oregon.gov<mailto:heritage.info at oregon.gov> and they will be added to this list each week during May.

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Oregon Heritage News is a service of Oregon Heritage, a division of the Oregon Parks and Recreation Department. The news editor can be contacted at heritage.info at oregon.gov<mailto:heritage.info at oregon.gov>.

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